"A Revolutionary way to treat TFCC tears"
Define how bad your injury is based on
Weight Bearing Test.
Mild (no too bad).
Moderate (pay attention / monitor closely)
Significant (it’s a doozy)
If weight-bearing tolerance increases with taping, you can conclude that your TFCC is injured. You can’t rule out other injuries yet...
If Weight bearing increases with tape order WristWidget
If Weight Bearing is over 45lbs you can remove generic protective splint at night while you wait for WristWidget to arrive.
If under 45lbs – continue protective splinting with tape
Email weight bearing numbers
Print out protocol form and keep for your weekly
assessments. (Click here)
(Mild or Moderate)
WristWidget arrives in the mail. Start treatment protocol- depending on your injury (Mild, Moderate, Significant)... see protocol below.
If Injury is Significant – Wait for X-Ray results to rule out fracture before beginning protocol.
Weight Bearing numbers 20-45lbs-
Weight Bearing Numbers 45-65
45 lbs is a "Functional wrist" Yea! This means that you should be able to function for the most part around the home. Things like dishes, dressing, making a bed etc should not hurt. This does not include carrying children, animals, heavy bags of groceries etc. This is a light functional task.
Weight Bearing numbers 65+---
Important for any grade of TFCC injury
Eastern medicine correlates the TFCC with the gut. Many patients report getting this injury after a high protein diet plus load. I recommend careful consideration of a high protein diet. Changing the diet to green and clean— not too aggressive on the manufactured protein- shakes- etc.
No sugar and easy on gluten. Pure Turmeric paste is helpful to many
It really helps this injury. Cupping to the shoulder and elbow are helpful to many